9. Bernard Arnault
Net worth: $53.3 billion
He is the mogul behind many of the world’s most best brands, like Bulgari, Louis Vuitton, Dom Perignon and Sephora. He is French and the chairman and CEO of LVMH, reputed to be the biggest luxury goods company globally.
He started as a civil engineer, ultimately getting to manage his family parent company, Groupe Arnault. He later purchased fashion brand Christian Dior in the eighties. The moved eventually helped the acquired brand avoid bankruptcy.
According to Forbe`s report, Bernard Arnault’s wealth with over $5 billion in April 2017 as he took control of Christian Dior,
Billionaire Arnault is an art collector and created the Paris-based Foundation Louis Vuitton, which supports artistic creation in France.
He is the nineth richest man globally.